9 Mar 2018 |
The Colombian government has raised the blend limit for bioethanol and biodiesel in petrol and diesel as it attempts to reduce emissions, find markets for domestic agricultural produce and increase utilisation rates at the country’s biorefineries.
2 Mar 2018 |
Trade flows and crushing volumes in the EU will be transformed if the bloc follows through on a European Parliament vote in January to exclude palm oil from the bloc's recast of its renewable energy directive, a research note from Rabobank outlined this week.
2 Mar 2018 |
Negotiators from the various EU institutions met this week in the first ‘Trilogue’ meeting on the recast of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, but little progress was made on the minutiae of the proposed legislation, which includes revised caps and thresholds for the crediting of biofuels.
23 Feb 2018 |
"Trialogue" talks on the EU's recast of its Renewable Energy Directive get underway on the 27 February, prompting two Brussels-based biofuels lobbies to set out what they want from the final legislation.
23 Feb 2018 |
Italian energy company Eni has no immediate plans to switch from palm oil at its Porto Marghera biodiesel, refinery despite much fanfare that the facility would switch away from the crop to advanced biofuels and used cooking oil.
16 Feb 2018 |
Malaysia has brought its lobbying campaign to the heart of Brussels’ Berlaymont building in a bid to scupper the European Parliament’s proposed exclusion of palm oil in renewable energy, amid fears in member states that they could lose valuable export contracts.
12 Feb 2018 |
The Netherlands has become the latest EU country to promise that it will not discriminate against the crop’s use in the bloc’s renewable energy scheme after 2021, according to reports in the Malaysian media.
2 Feb 2018 |
The EU’s potential exclusion of palm oil from the bloc’s recast of its renewable energy directive may not secure the backing of member states seeking lucrative export contracts with Malaysia and Indonesia – the world’s biggest producers of the biofuel commodity.
2 Feb 2018 |
China is likely to sharply increase its imports of palm oil from Malaysia, a move that could soften the blow for producers of a proposed exclusion of the crop for use towards the EU’s renewable energy scheme from 2021-2030.
2 Feb 2018 |
Indonesia is expected to file a case by February 3 against the US over anti-subsidy duties that were placed on Indonesian biodiesel shipments, an official with the South-East Asian country's trade ministry said on Friday.
26 Jan 2018 |
based biofuels after the WTO ruled that the bloc had acted inconsistently with trade rules.
22 Jan 2018 |
Major biofuel producing nations are using the UN’s aviation agency to push for weaker rules on biofuel use after 2023 at the same time that the EU is discussing whether to ban feedstocks such as palm oil from the bloc’s renewable energy sectors.
5 Jan 2018 |
Malaysian palm oil producers have launched a high-profile media and lobbying campaign – including a pitch to German chancellor Angela Merkel – against EU proposals to exclude the commodity from the bloc's revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED).
8 Dec 2017 |
Lobbyists are gearing up for a fresh round of talks between EU member states on the share of crop-based biofuels in transport that should be used between 2020 and 2030, with the focus broadening from the EU Parliament to the EU Council.
1 Dec 2017 |
The final committee vote on the EU’s controversial amendments to the Renewable Energy Directive has proposed hiking up the bloc’s renewable energy target and imposing a separate biofuel blend target.
24 Nov 2017 |
Malaysia and Indonesia have said EU lawmakers' attempts to curb palm oil use in biofuels will impact the livelihood of 18 million farmers, is unfair, and may trigger retaliatory measures.
17 Nov 2017 |
Protestors dressed as orangutans entered the lobby of Carrefour headquarters to protest its use of palm oil-based biofuels at its petrol stations in France on Thursday.
24 Oct 2017 |
Malaysia’s plantation minister lobbied France’s ambassador to end the EU’s palm penalties during a ministry visit. Malaysia wants adoption for its Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification scheme.